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Stella

#80 of 2,702 Restaurants in Boston
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1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016 (Boston's South End)
(617) 247-7747
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, don't cheat on the Sangria!

Came here as a member of an office party recently on a Monday night, stayed in the backroom to have more privacy. I ordered a Sangria from the specials drinks menu, and found that the bartender must have short-changed the alcohol + other mixers when mixing the drink, as after I drank the nectar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
QuakernJayhawk
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Midwest
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Midwest
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Came here as a member of an office party recently on a Monday night, stayed in the backroom to have more privacy. I ordered a Sangria from the specials drinks menu, and found that the bartender must have short-changed the alcohol + other mixers when mixing the drink, as after I drank the nectar, there was nothing but lots crushed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The beef carpaccio and the sausage pasta was delicious.. Service was great and great wine list! It was not very noisy , and was a trendy , fun looking crowd there !

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St. Catharines, Canada
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137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is a party! Don't come here for a sedate meal. It's not a fine dining experience but it's great. Lots to choose from with an Italian bent. They make a cocktail called a Stella 75 that you must try - bright and refreshing with Hendrick's gin, St. Germain, a splash of lemon and some Prosecco - fabulous. Here's... More 

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Prather, California
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stella is a creative SoWa restaurant in Boston’s South End and is Zagat-rated 23 for food, and 20 for décor. We’d give it 24 for food, and 23 for décor, with a lovely staff, and delicious Italian fare. Tried a braised short-rib pizza, with gorgonzola, that was highlighted with fig preserves,aged balsamic vinegar and arugula, served on a thin Napolitano-style... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the third time I have been here and have made it a point to always come here when I come to Boston. The staff is great as well as Evan the owner awesome guy!! We visit from Brooklyn and the food here is phenomenal. I had an awesome Arugula salad and I didn't want it to end we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We have been to Stella before but tonight was the best so far. The food is always excellent but tonight we had a wonderfully paced evening made possible by the wonderful servers. We were seated and then ordered drinks. Shortly thereafter, we ordered appetizers and enjoyed them before ordering our salads. When salads were done, our entrees were ordered. Nothing... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived in boston and wandered here from our local b&b. Looking for a drink and a bit of food we got the last two seats at the window bar, two glasses of champagne and a salmon and tuna crudo and settled in. The noise grew around us, which reflected the sheer number of people coming, which in the end... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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259 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I won this at a Silent Auction and glad that I did. Stella has a great reputation for great food and service and it did not disappoint. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. I asked for a caddy corner table on Open Table and when I arrived, they did arrange for it. My preference rather than sit across. The... More 

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Denver
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were visiting Boston for a graduation. Our party of 6 showed up without reservations and were seated immediately. Excellent, friendly service. I enjoyed the roast chicken. Everyone ordered different entrees and all were satisfied. The beer selection included some locals brews. A couple of people in our party enjoyed the mixed drinks. It wasn't particularly noisy and everyone had... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We found this place while walking around. It was busy and noisy and we waited so long for our food the manager actually comped our meal because I told him we needed to be at the airport. The food is delicious and not your ordinary menu. I had the divine duck confit and goat cheese omelet te and my husband... More 

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Additional Information about Stella

Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
Phone Number: (617) 247-7747
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118-2016
    (Boston's South End)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 247-7747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?